Why This Class
To succeed at school and in life, your student needs to hone the skill of abstract thinking: the ability to see beyond the here-and-now and recognize the patterns and connections between ideas. This course helps by training your student in the tools of advanced algebra, extending the fundamentals of arithmetic to abstract scenarios.
Students in this self-paced course use our math learning platform to explore rational, logarithmic, sinusoidal, inverse, and composite functions. They also model real-world situations with statistics. By doing so, they learn lifelong skills including data interpretation and advanced handling of measurements, proportions, and equations. In the process, they prepare for post-secondary math courses or a high school diploma and expand their view of math as a real-world problem-solving tool.
By the end of this course, students gain confidence in the process of applying a concrete set of principles to abstract problems. This new skill prepares them to excel in future math learning—and to think more creatively and dynamically in every area of life.
What are the powers of an imaginary unit?
What are sigma notation and arithmetic series?
What are the properties of logarithms?
What are the trigonometric values of special angles?
How can I find the midline and amplitude of sinusoidal functions from a graph?
A Graphing Calculator is optional. Please see the book list in SIS for details.
Recommended Grade: 11th (Junior)
Prerequisites: Algebra 2A
Estimated Weekly Hours: 5
Format: Self-paced, independent